Brentwood took on Brightlingsea Regent, newly promoted to the Bostik Premier Division, in their latest pre-season friendly, at the Brentwood Arena.
The home side enjoyed a good first half and could have taken the lead from a penalty but Jack Gardner’s spot kick cleared the cross bar by some distance. However, in their next attack, Brentwood took a 37th minute lead with a fine run and shot from Luke Stanley.
The lead lasted only five minutes before Matt Cripps slammed an equaliser into the top corner.
The visitors had the better of the second half and Aaron Condon put them ahead in the 58th minute and an own goal made it 3-1 twenty minutes from the end.